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UK's Beattie Communications heads to Canada in wake of Brexit

Creative comms group Beattie Communications, which has 100 staff across its eight UK offices, has annouced plans to open four offices in Canada. Read entire article
1 Jul 2016 | 1:55 am PDT

Facebook's latest tweak shows its uneasy relationship with brands, media

For media outlets, the platform's 1.6 billion users just got a little harder to reach. Read entire article
30 Jun 2016 | 10:58 am PDT

Lévy on Publicis Groupe restructure: 'No one has dared to go as far'

"Everyone in the industry was dreaming of making very important changes. But no one has dared to go as far as we did," Maurice Lévy said of the restructure at his company. Read entire article
30 Jun 2016 | 9:57 am PDT

Will Facebook's News Feed changes lead to better brand content?

BBDO New York, MEC, Deutsch, and others weigh in on the new algorithm. Read entire article
30 Jun 2016 | 9:52 am PDT

Cannes curated

As the warm glow of Le Cote D'Azur fades into the distance and delegates return to disparate locations across the globe PRWeek wraps this year's festival and gives you the full skinny and top takeaways from Cannes 2016. Read entire article
30 Jun 2016 | 9:02 am PDT

Kreab adds two offices in South America

The agency has expanded its footprint to Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia and the capital city of Lima in Peru. Read entire article
30 Jun 2016 | 7:54 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 6.30.2016

The Academy invites a diverse new class; A look at Facebook's political influence; Stop eating raw cookie dough, says FDA; De Blasio social media director quits abruptly, flames former colleagues on Facebook; Oculus CEO's Twitter account hacked. Read entire article
30 Jun 2016 | 3:45 am PDT

Disclose paid content clearly, influencers told in new global guidelines

Vloggers, social media stars and other digital influencers must disclose all paid-for relationships clearly in any content they post, according to new international guidelines issues. Read entire article
30 Jun 2016 | 3:43 am PDT

Hotwire launches global health tech practice for predicted $43bn market

Global tech PR agency Hotwire has launched a global health tech practice, overseen from London by group chief development officer Andy West. Read entire article
30 Jun 2016 | 2:45 am PDT

Revealed: the 'remain' campaign ads that were never used

Three of the agencies involved in the Stronger In campaign for the EU referendum have shared some ad executions that never saw the light of day. Could they have swung the vote? Read entire article
30 Jun 2016 | 12:10 am PDT

CampaignLab launches idea generation hub

Australian boutique unveils CampaignLab ON, a subscription service for brands to receive ideas they can choose to pursue with the agency or on their own, for a fee. Read entire article
29 Jun 2016 | 8:22 pm PDT

The Center for Reproductive Rights' CCO explains the origins of #StopTheSham

The top communicator at the pro choice group talks about the origins of the hashtag and communicating about a complicated topic before a Supreme Court decision. Read entire article
29 Jun 2016 | 12:05 pm PDT

Facebook delivers the news publishers don't want to hear

Gulp. Media outlets are preparing for a drop in referral traffic after Facebook said it will prioritize posts from friends in News Feed over those by media outlets. Read entire article
29 Jun 2016 | 9:36 am PDT

With clock ticking, Trump campaign beefs up communications team

The campaign has hired Jason Miller and Michael Abboud in communications roles and digital strategist Vincent Harris. Read entire article
29 Jun 2016 | 7:58 am PDT

NASCAR hits brakes on report CEO Brian France will speak at GOP convention

The auto racing organization said Wednesday morning that its chief executive has no plans to speak on behalf of Donald Trump next month in Cleveland. Read entire article
29 Jun 2016 | 7:49 am PDT

Nissan marketing boss: Branding needs to be couched in business language

How Nissan's efforts to become more unified as a brand hold valuable lessons for marketers -- and "creative hipsters" -- across all industries. Read entire article
29 Jun 2016 | 7:02 am PDT

MDC acquires PR Lions winner Forsman & Bodenfors

MDC Partners, the group whose PR firms include Allison+Partners, Albion and Kwittken, is buying Forsman & Bodenfors, the Swedish independent creative agency that triumped in the PR Lions. Read entire article
29 Jun 2016 | 5:07 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 6.29.2016

Reports: Turkey shuts down social media in response to airport bombing; Toyota recalls 3m-plus cars for multiple defects; Brexit group thanks U.S. firm for its help; E.U. antitrust body to closely scrutinize Bayer-Monsanto deal; Trump campaign adds key digital staffer, pulls closer to Clinton in one new poll. Read entire article
29 Jun 2016 | 3:42 am PDT

Brexit group thanks US agency for social media and target-messaging support

The co-chair of Leave.EU has thanked the Washington, DC-based public affairs firm it says played a vital role in its campaigns, and bested what he termed "establishment pollsters". Read entire article
28 Jun 2016 | 11:48 pm PDT

Edelman Digital bolsters North Asia offering

Social agency hires four new executives across strategy, digital and creative. Read entire article
28 Jun 2016 | 11:28 pm PDT

For PR pros, Greensboro, North Carolina has 'the right amenities,' sans urban hassle

Monty Hagler, RLF Communications' CEO and founder, chose the North Carolina city as his agency base because of the quality of life.
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13 Jun 2016 | 10:44 am PDT

Doha and Qatar: what PR pros need to know about their rapidly growing economies

Fatima Sultan Al Kuwari, senior director of brand and corporate responsibility, Ooredoo Group
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7 Jun 2016 | 11:22 am PDT

Zurich's internationally minded economy creates opportunity for PR industry

A look at the Swiss city's PR landscape with Wolfgang Weber-Thedy, managing partner, Weber-Thedy, which represents Ogilvy PR.
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6 May 2016 | 6:08 am PDT

Eric Mower + Associates' Sean Casey touts Albany's rich history, progressive thinking

Albany is part of a larger, bustling metro area that overlaps with four counties and three major cities, each with its own identity.
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3 May 2016 | 12:40 pm PDT

No time to siesta for Barcelona's PR professionals

Ben Miller, director of global comms at sports and entertainment firm Actyvos Group, discusses agency life in the seaside city.
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16 Mar 2016 | 12:37 pm PDT

An energized Cleveland preps for 2016 Republican convention, global spotlight

Brian Grace, director of communications at Progressive Insurance, runs down how the lakeside city is gearing up for big events like the 2016 Republican National Convention.
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18 Feb 2016 | 10:04 am PST

Spotlight: Guangzhou

Emily Situ, general manager of RF Thunder in Guangzhou and Hong Kong, discusses PR in the booming South China market building momentum as a tech hub
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27 Jan 2016 | 8:30 am PST

Santa Barbara's PR climate: highly desirable, low on entry-level opportunities

A sophisticated California lifestyle without LA's traffic or huge crowds has many young comms pros psyched to work in the beachside city, says Davies CEO.
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25 Jan 2016 | 9:13 am PST

In Brooklyn, PR agencies battle for talent under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass

Your guide to the rapidly evolving PR scene in Brooklyn's "Tech Triangle."
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19 Jan 2016 | 12:18 pm PST

It can be hard to find - and keep - PR pros in LA, says Lagrant CEO Kim Hunter

The president and CEO of Lagrant Communications says that, sunshine aside, it can be difficult to find elite PR professionals in the City of Angels
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22 Dec 2015 | 11:59 am PST

Regional spotlight: Des Moines' niche markets, from PR to politics

Chris Diebel, MD at LPCA Public Strategies, details how the caucus process and urban investment make the city a hot destination for PR pros
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23 Nov 2015 | 8:37 am PST

Global spotlight: The marketing mindset of Manchester

Alison Last, corporate comms manager at Kellogg's, says in-house and agency opportunities abound for PR pros in the city's vibrant economy
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19 Nov 2015 | 10:48 am PST

Regional spotlight: Richmond's tight-knit PR community and intense talent wars

Jill Vaughan, comms director at Virginia Lottery, discusses how Richmond's helpful spirit benefits newcomers to the city's PR scene
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27 Oct 2015 | 12:21 pm PDT

Global spotlight: How social media drives Tokyo's PR business scene

Kyoko Fujii Takagi, corporate comms division supervisor at Dentsu PR, details how the evolution of social media has impacted the city's comms landscape
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27 Oct 2015 | 7:56 am PDT

Global spotlight: The new media landscape of New Delhi

Kapil Rampal, founder and CEO of Creative Crest, says hard work in a welcoming environment brings success in the city's comms space
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29 Sep 2015 | 12:32 pm PDT

Regional spotlight: Tech-savvy transit hub Newark is perfect fit, says Audible

Matthew Thornton, VP of comms at Audible, discusses how an influx of creative brands and a tech-related approach have revitalized the city
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29 Sep 2015 | 7:27 am PDT

Jamaica offers year-round promotional opportunities, from tourism to PR

Sandra Scott, deputy director of tourism and marketing at the Jamaica Tourist Board, explains the island's ins and outs.
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25 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm PDT

Regional spotlight: How Hoosier hospitality fought Indiana's anti-LGBT law

Debra DeCourcy, VP of corporate comms for Angie's List, details why Indianapolis businesses oppose the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
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24 Aug 2015 | 11:29 am PDT

Multinational companies give rise to mature PR industry in Bogotá

Miguel Herrera, market leader at Burson-Marsteller Colombia, says the arrival of multinational companies has given rise to a mature PR industry
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1 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm PDT

Kansas City rallies to keep young PR talent in town

Trozzolo Communications Group VP Joshua Brewster discusses how a spirit of togetherness imbues the city’s business and comms sectors
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1 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am PDT
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